Side Chair

Collection Type

  • Furniture

Date

1760-1780

GUSN

GUSN-8337

Description

Side chair. Maple, ash, rush seat. Grain-painted to imitate walnut. Curved crest rails with peaked ears and scooped center over vase-shaped splat. Molded lower rail. Rush seat with exposed corner seat rail. Block-and-baluster turned front legs joined by baluster- and ring-turned front stretcher. Double side and single back stretchers also turned. Rests on Spanish feet.

Details

Descriptive Terms

side chairs
chairs (furniture forms)
maple (wood)
ash (wood)
carving (processes)
graining
painting (coating)
rush (material)
turning (shaping process)
maple (wood)
Queen Anne
rush (material)
Maple
Ash
Rush
Carved
Turned
Painted
Queen Anne
Grained
CHAIR

Label

Displayed in the "Newbury Furniture" exhibit in the SPNEA One Bowdoin Square Gallery May 2, 2000 through October 6, 2000. See object file for complete exhibit label. In Cherished Possessions 2003-2005.
"Cherished Possessions": The Littles bought a number of pieces from George Adams of Byfield, Massachusetts, who was beginning to break up his family home. This chair is from a set of six made for an Adams relative in West Newbury, Massachusetts. The set of chairs became the Littles' dining chairs at Cogswell's Grant.

Associated Building

Original to Cogswell's Grant (Essex, Mass.),

Maker

Unknown

Location of Origin

Newbury, MA, Newbury, Mass. area

Dimensions

39 3/8 x 19 3/4 x 18 1/2 (HxWxD) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little

Accession Number

1991.537.2

Places

Massachusetts (United States)
Newbury (Essex county, Massachusetts)